2026WC: Super Eagles Draw 1-1 With Zimbabwe

Super Eagles of Nigeria have played a second consecutive one all draw in their quest to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Kelechi Iheanacho equalized to salvage a 1-1 draw for Nigeria against Zimbabwe on Sunday as both sides opened their World Cup qualifying campaigns with two consecutive draws.

Zimbabwe, hosting games in Rwanda because of a lack of suitable stadiums at home, took the lead in the 26th minute through a free kick by forward Walter Musona, who hammered the ball into the top corner from 30 yards out.

Nigeria came into the game in the second half, though Zimbabwe also had chances to win the game.

Leicester City forward Iheanacho, a second half substitute for the Super Eagles, scored the equalizer in the 67th with a clinical finish inside the box after he was set up by captain Moses Simon.

In their opening matches, Zimbabwe drew 0-0 away to Rwanda on Wednesday while Nigeria was surprisingly held to a 1-1 at home draw by Lesotho on Thursday.

The result leaves both teams on two points in Group C, one point behind leader South Africa, which has a game in hand.